In 2011, my Dad began to write what he called, "Breaking Bread with Boris" which as you'll see are mini devotionals. I would read them each time and many of them brought back memories... More > of my time as a child. Others brought a chance to develop a new memory about him and his childhood that I had never heard before. I started thinking, "I love this! I want my children and grandchildren to be able to read these one day and learn things from the man that had a big impact in making me the kind of person I am today!"
So, with that thought in mind, I started to compile these mini devotionals into a little book that could be passed on to generations to come. < Less
This is one of Bernard's first stories. Written in the early-1970s, it was based on a late-night bed-time story whilst he shared a bed-sit with College friends in Twickenham London. It is ... More > illustrated by nephews and nieces he read it to before they went to bed.< Less
Boris Kustodiev was a Russian painter and stage designer. He was born in Astrakhan into the family of a professor of philosophy, history of literature, and logic at the local theological seminary.... More > His father died young, and all financial and material burdens fell on his mother's shoulders. Between 1893 and 1896, Boris studied in theological seminary and took private art lessons in Astrakhan from Pavel Vlasov, a pupil of Vasily Perov. Subsequently, from 1896 to 1903, he attended Ilya Repin’s studio at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. In 1905, Kustodiev first turned to book illustrating, a genre in which he worked throughout his entire life. He illustrated many works of classical Russian literature. In 1909, he was elected into Imperial Academy of Arts.< Less